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armstrong today. why his cancer fighting charity has severed ties with him completely. the fall of david petraeus. what was in the threatening e-mails that led to explosive revelations of an affair? good afternoon, i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. new developments today involving this scandal around cia director petraeus. >> there is new information about the affair that ended the retired general's career at the cia. and there are growing questions about how and when the president and top congressional leaders were notified about the unfolding scandal. danielle lee has the latest. >> reporter: lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret, an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have someone out there in such a sensitive position, who the fbi thought perhaps could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation who may or may not have been having an afarp at the
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time, that had to have been brought to the president, or certainly to the security council. >> reporter: government officials say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelly, a friend of petraeus, said she was receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. the fbi traced it to paula broadwell, and discovered she and petraeus had had an afir. a former spokesman for petraeus said this of the relationship. >> the affair started approximately two months after he was in the cia and ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus' boss or congress or the president. until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus' resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake, because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: the national security expert is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there
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was no national security breach by the cia director, there was really nothing there. >> reporter: he said he's more concerned about what happens next. as congress investigates the attack in benghazi, libya, now without temperature from petraeus. mike more rel will testify later this week. the congress says at some point they will likely call on the former four-star general to testify as well. on capitol hill, danielle lee, news4. coming up in the next half hour, we'll learn mother about the woman at the center of this scandal and the unprecedented access she had to general petraeus. now to breaking news at montgomery college in rockville. keith, what have you learned? >> a story that continues to develop as we speak. right now, a 19-year-old man is in police custody. taken in for questioning on the questioning of rockville campus. he allegedly threatened to shoot
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others on the campus. news4's pat collins is on the scene and will have the latest at 5:00. as always, stay tuned to nbc washington.com. that's the latest from here. live in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. developing story out of frederick county. one person has died in a crash between a tractor-trailer and an suv or small truck. five people were hurt when the vehicles collided near the intersection of ed mclean route and route 75 earlier this afternoon. the tractor-trailer flipped over. maryland state police flew at least one of the victims to the hospital. investigators have not yet released the cause of the crash. it can be a frustrating ride home on metro today. thousands of riders were met with delays, because metro rail is operating on a saturday schedule for veterans day. it's also single tracking some trains in order to complete repairs.
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metro had said riders to anticipate ten-minute delays, but passengers tl news4 that the delays were much longer. jackie bensen will have their stories on news4 at 5:00 tonight. the gas crunch that developed after hurricane sandy is easing in new jersey. starting tomorrow morning, at 6:00, the state's gas rationing plan will be lifted. governor chris christie said gas supplies are now filled. no word on what will happen in new york city and long island that started last friday and remains in place. taking a live look outside right now. rain is en route, folks, and we could also hear the rumble of thunder. >> veronica johnson has the latest on that. >> that's right, guys. big changes coming for sure. now with the clouds, you might say our weather has turned a little sour outside. we've got clouds already here. 72, that was our high today.
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that was at 2:00. we had 65 and 71 saturday and sunday. now with the clouds and with a very strong weather front i'm keeping an eye on, we'll see big changes with the temperatures. the leading edge of the rain coming through areas of west virginia and coming through the back edge, kentucky and central tennessee as well as ohio. we're going to have a couple of hours here of rain that's going to arrive late tonight. we're going to talk temperatures coming up. at least as far as your evening goes, the temperatures will hit 63 by 7:00, 62 degrees at 9:00. 59 by 11:00 p.m. we'll talk about how long the rain will last, how much we're going to get, and of course, how cool it's going to get behind this front. or should i say cold. details coming up. >> thanks, veronica. lance armstrong has officially severed ties with his cancer-fighting charity livestrong. the disgraced cyclist resigned from the board of directors nearly a month after stepping
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down as chairman. in a statement, a board member said armstrong left to avoid generating negative publicity about the charity. armstrong was stripped of all seven of his tour de france titles last month. after the anti-doping agency named him ringleader of the sophisticated doping scandal. one day after the official veterans day holiday, in dallas, hundreds lined downtown streets for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military-rich community of virginia beach. it's one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. still this afternoon we'll introduce you to a local veteran who is literally running across the country to help wounded warriors. this week president obama will focus on ways to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. he'll be meeting with labor and business leaders starting tomorrow. then sit down with congress al leaders friday. top democrats and republicans
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have until the end of the year to agree on deep budget cuts. if they can't reach a deal, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will automatically kick in. the key sticking point for a compromise is a tax cut for wealthier americans. >> jim, both sides say they're willing to bend. the question here is how far. president obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. and if they can't work out their differences by december 31st, we're all in trouble. >> you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs. not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people, accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a
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tax overhaul that raises money by cutti't hammer out a deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per househo household. republicans say they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and a government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 elections. >> we cut $900 billion in spending that we didn't like, painful to us. >> reporter: in washington, a high stakes search for middle ground. the president and the speaker say they're both hoping for a big deal. some members of both parties are willing to just go over the cliff and let the next congress fight it out. live on capitol hill, brian
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moore, news4. the head of the montgomery county school system is laying out plans for the future. dr. joshua starr delivered his first state of the school address in bethesda this morning. he need to do more, he says, to understand the students and their needs. they need to be free of the programs that place too much emphasis on standardize ed test >> we need our children to be good problem solvers. they learn how to solve problems, by solving problems, not being tested on the theoretical steps of problem solving. >> he's looking for new instructionalaterials to go along with the emphasis on creative teaching. do you know your rights? coming up next, why your boss might demand access to your personal cell phone. the child sex scandal that's rocking the bbc. how it's reaching one of america's most famous newsrooms.
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a bombshell break-up. justin bieber's emotional words after
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long lines for a highly anticipated movie and one of hollywood's biggest couples heads to splitsville. kit hoover with acce"access hollywoo hollywood". one of the most popular couples called it quits? >> justin bieber is back on the market big-time.
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apparently maybe seen with a victoria secret model. but come on, guys, he's 18, she's 20. i think they give it a ten-year break, circle back then and this thing could go the distance. >> oh, all right. prediction there. >> i know these things. >> he started too early. >> it was so cute. they were together two years. apparently she called it off. their schedules are crazy. they're rumored to be in new york city at the same hotel as we speak. who knows, i think they stay friends, as i said, circle back in. it could be when she's 28. >> 28 she gives it. kit, there is a new push out there to dump trump. what is this all about? >> the dump trump, 350,000 people signed this petition at macy's saying they want to get rid of trump as a spokesperson. but he wasn't phased at all, he just came back and said i saw my new line of shirts and suits and ties. he's pumping his line big-time.
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you can't take the trump down. he's not phased by this. but 350,000 is a good number of people to sign this petition. >> kit, there's a lot of buzz about the big "twilight" premiere which takes place tonight in hollywood. it's had people camping out for days. >> oh, you know they're going to be camping out. it's the last of the movie. they've been camping out for five nights already. it's been a little chilly here. but it's the end of the movie, so we like robert and kristen are back together in real life, it adds flavor for the bella and edward thing. but don't fret, "twilight" fans, stephanie murphy has a new book out called "the host." stephanie meyers' new big is going to be bigger than all of them. >> kit hoover, thanks so much. we'll be tuning in tonight for "access hollywood." >> yes.
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>> people camping out for one direction today at the "today" show. they'll be performing out there, big crowds. again, young teenage girls is what i'm guessing. >> screaming. >> yeah, screaming. no sleep out there. >> and they probably won't care what the weather's like. >> of course not. >> there's weather moving in. so i'm going to push tomorrow morning's rush hour. because it's going to be nasty. you'll want the really big umbrella. so if you live with someone, make sure you grab the big sturdy one before you head out the door. because you're going to be armed and prepared. there's one rude front moving in. outside right now we've got clouds already. the temperature at 66 degrees. and if you miss it earlier, today's high was 72 degrees. that was at 2:00. clouds rolling in quickly, and the humidity is going up. dew point temperature at 33 degrees. while on our radar storm team 4 radar, there's a little
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smattering of moisture showing up, not reaching the ground yet. areas right inside of west virginia now, that's the leading edge of this front, this strong cold front that is going to bring not only rain to our area, but could be looking at a little bit of thunder, and in the wake of the front, big-time temperature drop as we saw with it over the plains states and areas this past weekend, 20 to 40-degree drop. so there it sits right now. i think the first showers will be coming into our area, about 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. behind it, 42 in columbus, ohio. 39 degrees in cincinnati. areas of chicago, illinois, now at 34 degrees. they were at 70 degrees yesterday. in dodge city, kansas, saw 57-degree temperature drop in 18 hours. down we go. breezy conditions for the evening out ahead of the front. rain at 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. wet weather for the morning commute. nasty, 46 to 42 degrees with
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wind and rain. get an early start. get out the door ahead of this. probably seeing some delays. our evening is dry. we pick up that rain about 10:00 or 11:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. we're still wet. in fact, i think the bulk of it as far as the nastiest weather will come right during the morning rush. then the front moves through, we get the windy sunshine back in here and even more sunshine for wednesday. but it's cool sunshine for whatever we get. the rest of this week, no more upper 60s or 70-degree high temperature. rain moves in, again, late 57 to 63 degrees, as we fall off. still a southerly wind at 5 to 10, and picking up, too, so tomorrow morning, windy, cold, some pockets of heavy rain could be in your neighborhood. 37 to 42 degrees. then i think we'll see the winds start to ease up just a little bit by the afternoon. but look at this, 46 to 50. once the front moves through, we don't get a chance to really see temperatures rise that much.
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the rest of the week parked right about 50 to 55 degrees. we'll talk more about how much this system could deliver and your weekend coming up. things on the roads are changing. coming up, why there are suddenly more women behind the wheel than men. wow. we're heading out live to hollywood where "the voice" is beginning its live rounds tonight.
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big voices and big performances on season three of "the voice." tonight, it will be another live round when an all-new episode of the nbc singing competition. >> this is the part we really
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get tuned in. we're down to the final 12 contestants. stephanie stanton is live in hollywood with a preview of what we can expect with tonight's big show. it's a powerhouse performance tonight. >> reporter: hey, guys. the excitement definitely starting to build here at universal studios backstage. rehearsals are going on right now as we speak. they've been going on all afternoon as these 12 finalists gear up for tonight's big show. here's what we can expect to see. three singers from each team will hit the stage. here's where it gets interesting. the rules have changed a little bit. after tonight, america will vote and the bottom two vote getters overall will be sent home. we could see even numbers after the votes come in, in terms of the teams. among the talent this season, a soulful gospel singer, yale dropout and front-runner includes amanda brown. she rocked the house last week
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witha aerosmith's dream on. not far behind her is trevon hunt. he was told by his teacher he would never make it in the music business, and boy, is he proving that teacher to be wrong. and team christina, the yale dropout who didn't make it past the blind auditions last season, very popular among the ladies. he's got odds of 5 to 1 of winning as does terry mcdermott from team blake. the rock singer originally from scotland. as you might imagine, all these performers are pumped to be part of "the voice." >> i want to be a better artist and a better performer, and hopefully learn and grow. and develop myself as a performer. >> last year i didn't even get a chair, and this year to be in the top 12 is just beyond anything i could have ever imagined. >> coming into this competition
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with people that have been singing all their lives, was hard. but i'm here to compete. >> reporter: now, not only are the singers looking to win, but the coaches as well. christina and c. lo particularly looking for their first win. it could be very exciting. the competition getting under way in just a few hours. >> pressure's on. >> yeah. incredible talent. they're all so good. >> distinctive voices. >> amazing. >> stephanie, thanks so much. we'll check back next week. who is paula broadwell. coming up, we're learning more about the biographer. what she said the two had in common. the puppeteer behind elmo faces serious allegations today. he's accused of having a relationship with with an underaged boy. what might have caused a deadly explosion that leveled an i have never encountered such a burning sensation...
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and welcome back, everybody, at 4:30. i'm gjim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. police took a 19-year-old man in for questioning for the rockville campus of montgomery
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college shooting. >> no one was hurt and police did not recover any weapons. we're also told the campus was not put on lockdown. at this point, the investigation is just ongoing, we hear. news4's pat collins will have the latest at the top of the hour. also in the news this half hour, president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white house this week to discuss ways to avert the so-called fiscal cliff in january. that's when a series of tax increases and government spending cuts will take effect, unless congress and the white house can work out a compromise on the budget. the president meets with congressional leaders on friday. lance armstrong once again trying to distance his doping scandal from his cancer-fighting charity. armstrong resigned today from the board of livestrong. about aer stepping down as its chair. the international cycling union you'll recall stripped armstrong of his seven tour de france titles last month. more questions about the
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investigation of the affair that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. senior lawmakers are asking why they and the president were not informed earlier. there are also questions about how the departure of petraeus may affect the investigation into the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. it's already taken several different turns today. we're learning more about the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >> paula broadwell is a married mother of two who met petraeus in 2006 before becoming his biograph biographer. as kristen welker reports, petraeus aides never imagined something more would develop. >> reporter: paula broadwell has never hesitated to talk about the connection she felt to general david petraeus right off the bat. >> i was fascinated with this individual. >> reporter: just a few weeks ago, she described one of her first interactions with him at an alumni gathering at the university of denver. >> i started to write this dissertation, and had unprecedented access in part
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because i was a west pointer, and he was a west pointer, but also because we were both runners. our first interview in person was on a run. >> reporter: broadwell soon turned her dissertation into a biography called "all in" which came out earlier this year. on msnbc's morning joe, she said her role with the cia was the perfect fit. >> i have sources who confirmed he absolutely loves the agency. i think it's a great place for him. i tried to show in the book how well prepared he was for that. >> reporter: broadwell has had a distinguished career. she has prestigious degrees from the united states military academy at west point and harvard's kennedy school of government and more than a decade of military service. >> my initial impression was that she was a very confident, sharp woman. >> reporter: peter first encountered broadwell in 2009 when he was general petraeus' executive officer in iraq. he says broadwell, who described
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herself as a soccer mom, was not shy about her ambitions. >> maybe a little bit calculating. certainly very aggressive. and very ambitious. she used her contacts with general petraeus and her writings about him to gain entry into washington, into the washington media circles. >> reporter: circles like the aspen institute where broadwell talked about her unprecedented access. >> i was embedded with general petraeus in afghanistan. >> reporter: petraeus' friends and former aides say the extramarital relationship began once he became director of the cia, and lasted less than a year. >> he would be the last person in the world that i would suspect would engage in this sort of activity. >> reporter: since this story broke, broadwell has kept a low profile, but continues to be at the center of a very public firestorm. >> broadwell had been scheduled to celebrate her 40th birthday over the weekend but as kristen
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welker reports, those invited got an e-mail from her husband saying they've been canceled. let's turn now to the weather. and the weather's going to be turning on us. >> in a big way. you said rude awakening tomorrow, huh? >> rude and downright nasty. because we'll get everything from rain to wind, and even cool, very cool conditions. this was our start this morning. if you missed it, the morning fog, look at that, it was dense, thick, especially up north. tomorrow morning we're going to be dealing with wet weather. no fog because these winds, they're going to continue to pick up out of the south. and then from the northwest as this front makes its way through our area. you can see it there in areas of ohio and down through kentucky. tomorrow morning, umbrellas and coats with gusting winds to 30 to 40 miles per hour. we'll have more for the changes coming not just in the four
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days, but the next seven. the scandal rocking sesame street, the man who brings elmo to life in the tv series has now taken a leave of absence from the popular children's show. it follows allegations that he had sex with an underage 16-year-old boy. the puppeteer's name is kevin clash. he grew up in maryland and has been playing elmo since the 1980s. the accuser who is 23 now first made the charges back in june. sesame workshop says its investigation shows the underage allegation is unsubstantiated. but says clash exercised poor judgment. in a written statement to nbc news, clash denied the charges saying, quote, i am a gay man. i have never been ashamed of this, or tried to hide it. but felt it was a perm and private matter. i had a relationship with the accuser. it was between two consenting adults. and i am deeply saddened that he's trying to characterize it as something other than than
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what it was. the quote continues, i'm continuing to take a break from sesame workshop to deal with this false and defamatory allegation, end quote. the bbc is in full damage control mode. its newly named chief stepped down saturday because of a report that wrongly accused a former senior politician of child abuse. and that is only the latest twist in a series of scandals to hit the once ven rated broadcaster. as michelle kosinski reports, it reached all the way to one of the best-known newspapers. >> reporter: it started with jimmy sabel, the wild-eyed, wild-haired but much-loved bbc star, now deceased, who believe may be one of the worst predatory sex offenders ever, with possibly hundreds of victims over four decades. they say some abuse may have happened on bbc property. >> the whole thing has been dramatic. it really is one of the most serious crises bbc has ever
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faced. >> reporter: bbc dropped an investigation. then they announced they were announcing another report of sex abuse of children by a politician. bbc did not name him, but it surfaced online and the victim realized that was the wrong man. now there's an internal investigation and current and past employees are being questioned over child abuse allegations. the former producer was arrested over the weekend. the fact that bbc's prior director takes over as chief of "the new york times" has led to questions there, what did he know, when did he know it, calling him appearing willfully ignorant. the head of the bbc governing trust said it might be time for a radical overhaul. britain grew up on the bbc, the largest broadcaster here. its level of respect has been impeccable, now shaken deeply.
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back to you. >> also in the uk today, the crown jewels are still safe. but today royal officials are reporting a close call with burglars at the ancient fortress that holds the jewels. guards caught a guy who broke into the tower of london and stole several keys last tuesday. as a precaution, all affected locks at the tower were changed immediately. security staff are still being disciplined. the tower of london dates back to the year 1078. there's more to come on news4 at 4:00, why your boss might insist on reading your e-mails and text messages. if you take your personal phone to work. and honoring our veterans today, the man who's running across the country to help wounded warriors.
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on this veterans day, a young service member is going the distance to honor those who came before him. >> the alexandria native is on a journey to help veterans and wounded warriors who often struggle with readjusting to life back home. news4's richard jordan reports. >> reporter: a race across the country starts at home. 24-year-old brendon o'toole prepared in arlington for a track that takes him from the west coast of california to the east coast of maine. the marine is running 3,600
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miles, and each step is tracked by a smoartphone app that marks his every move. what's on a much bigger screen inspired the long-distance run. >> i've seen "forrest gump" many, many times. >> reporter: the classic military man fulfilled his duty. o'toole spent months on the ground in afghanistan and in haiti helping earthquake victims. >> i'm getting excited to be on the road here. >> reporter: now o'toole is at the virginia sports medicine institute training. the goal is to finish 15 miles five days a week for eight months. he recruited some of his family and friends to help get his plan up and running. >> the majority, i'd say 99% are alexandrians, and built a wonderful organization here. >> reporter: he hopes the marathon run will bring attention to veteran causes. >> one of my friends had come back, and some of the things he
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had been dealing with as far as depression, anxiety, actually ended up taking his own life because of it. suicide is probably one of the major -- or is the major issue as far as lives lost in the military. >> reporter: o'toole admits the run is a huge endeavor but says he hopes to make strides with each stride. >> people said i was crazy to join the marine corps in the time of two wars. that turned out well for me. i'm hoping this will work out just as well. >> reporter: in arlington, richard jordan, news4. >> for more on the run for veterans and to contribute, go to nbcwashington.com and you'll find a link to make a donation. >> putting on a lot of miles on those runs. >> he sure is. when we come right back, an entire neighborhood leveled when a home suddenly explodes. what might have caused this deadly accident. and veronica takes a look ahead to tell you what to expect. veronica? >> that's right. wet weather moving in overnight. tomorrow morning, rain heavy at times.
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and gusty at times, too. you'll need your umbrella and your coat for the morning.
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you're going to get home tonight dry. >> we want to come back tomorrow, that's the question. >> that's the question. >> let's say anyone who's got to hit the road early tomorrow, you want to get an early start because nasty weather's going to
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be moving in overnight. we're dry for the evening rush, we get through most of the night here, the early part of the night dry. we've got cloud cover right now. temperatures, boy, those have been falling off as the cloud cover thickened up today. after 2:00, we went from the low 70s to the mid-of60s. manassas, prince william, fauquier county, down toward warrenton at 71 degrees right now. look at the 60s. baltimore, gaithersburg, leesburg at 68 degrees. we're going to see the temperatures drop off. 62 by 9:00 p.m. mostly cloudy to cloudy skies. then 11:00 p.m., some rain will start developing. with breezy conditions. 59 to 46 as we make that move from midnight to 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. so the front really coming in. starting out about 5:00 a.m. with the rain really picking up. and the wind picking up. temperature outside the beltway 42 degrees. things are going to be really dropping by tomorrow morning.
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43 frederick, martinsburg 43 degrees with wet weather for sure during the early part of the day. i think the bulk comes between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. once that front moves through, our temperatures are not going to rise very much. we'll get some sunshine, but with winds 49 to 50 degrees your high temperature. here's the kind of rainfall i'm talking about. picking up between a half and 3/4 of an inch right from midnight. again, until early morning. sunshine comes in. the wind, too, will be with us throughout the afternoon tomorrow. here's a look at your four-day forecast and extended forecast, too, from 49 tomorrow. the rain and 51 on wednesday. 54 on friday. so dry from midweek on through friday. saturday, sunday, right now, we pick up the rain starting on sunday again. >> veronica, thanks. new technologies are blurring the boundaries between the personal and the professional. it's happening as more and more
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workers use personal cell phones and computers for their jobs. and it could mean security risk for your company. as keaton fox reports t could also grant your boss' access to everything on your personal device. >> reporter: if you're like many employees these days, you're juggling a bunch of different devices to keep up with e-mails and texts. but as that practice expands, so do the problems for you and employers. in the business world it's being dubbed bring your own device, or byod for short. it's when you use your own fan or tablet computer to connect to your company's network for work. >> what if there's a need to investigate some situation and your device and the information on your device has to be looked at by other people. >> reporter: he said it comes down to your company's policies. some policies say if you connect to the business network and are
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asked, you must turn over your device and everything on it, including pictures, or texts. >> i want to see what's on that. we have a policy. you have no expectation of privacy. any information or use of that device, if you refuse to lou me to access it, when the employer asks to do so, you might lose your job over that. >> reporter: but checking e-mail on your personal device isn't the only legal issue. what about responding to phone calls or e-mails at 9:00 p.m. when you're off the clock. >> you're not allowed to, as an employer generally speaking, to say, i didn't want you working then, so if you did, i'm not going to pay you for that time. that's not allowable under the law. >> reporter: he said every case is different and every workplace has different rules. but with technology, work is closer than ever, firmly in our pockets and our palms. >> hmm. >> don't know about that. coming up on news4, why
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female drivers are now ruling the road. and a horse rescued. how the animal wound up in a hole. i'm wendy rieger. coming up at 5:00, pat collins with exclusive information about a college campus threat and video of a student who was detained. evening commute going to go any smoother than the morning commute? live with that answer. meatless mondays. why are people being asked to avoid meat one day a week. and then tonight at 6:00, how have things changed on campus since a state university student was charged with stabbing and killing her roommate. i'll see you in just a few minutes.
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ju researchers say the high-tech society has led to a decline in driving in general. they also say women are more likely to buy smaller cars and get into fewer accidents than men. the gender shift could have an effect on the types of cars automakers choose to make. still to come, what might have caused an explosion that leveled an entire neighborhood. for all your news, be sure to follow news4 online, just search nbc washington on facebook and twitter.
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new today, a homeowner says he thinks a faulty furnace might have caused a deadly explosion that leveled an entire neighborhood in indianapolis. as nbc's ron allen reports, the blast came without warning in the middle of the night. >> reporter: without warning, 11:00 p.m. saturday night, an explosion and fire completely engulfed a middle class indianapolis neighborhood. residents desperate to escape said they thought a plane crashed or an earthquake had struck or a bomb had gone off. >> just one big bang, and then i ran downstairs, and the back --
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our back patio door was blown away. >> reporter: in the mayhem and confusion, residents tried to rescue trapped neighbors. >> he looked in a couple of houses and saw a girl and she was bloody in her kitchen and crying. he went in and grabbed her. she kept saying, my mom and sister are in there. >> reporter: a home once stood here, authorities found the bodies of two residents. relatives confirmed they are a local schoolteacher, jennifer longworth and her husband deion. investigators say the devastation spread for blocks in every direction. with at least five homes destroyed. more than two dozen badly damaged. some even knocked from their foundations. and each and every one now being carefully inspected. >> they'll work on each one of houses. >> be careful and not say it's a gas explosion, because we don't know that right now. >> that neighborhood remains sealed off today. some residents are being allowed
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to go back in but only with a police escort to collect essential items that may have survived that terrible blast. breaking news, a scare at a local college campus. this florida woman was the key to revealing the david petraeus cheating scandal, threatening e-mails she started to receive started to unravel the affair. federal workers had the day off but metro's weekend schedule had hundreds of commuters fuming today. get ready for a big chill. you won't see today's temperatures for quite some time. good evening. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm jim handly. we begin with breaking news right now. a 19-year-old student taken into custody today from the rockville campus of montgomery college. as news4 first reported at 4:00, students reportedly overheard the student making threats. pat collins joins us live with exclusive new details. pat? >> reporter: jim, a broken relationship leads to some shooting threats, and then
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police action here at montgomery college. this 19-year-old man brought in for questioning today, after he allegedly made threats to shoot people at montgomery college's rockville campus. according to a school spokesperson, the man, a student himself, was upset after a relationship fell apart. he told some other students that he felt like shooting people. his exact words went like this. >> the security investigation, he felt like shooting people just for fun. >> reporter: the student witnesses told security officers at the school about the incident. the rockville police were called in. the man was tracked down eating lunch. now, this happened around 2:00 this afternoon. school was in session, but because of the circumstances, they felt no need for an alert. >> why was there no need for an aler